B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C+
Guilford College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Quaker
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Address
5800 W Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27410

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
SAT Scores Range
940-1190
ACT Scores Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
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Test Scores and GPA for Guilford College

Cost

Net Price
$25,738/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,544/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,937/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,681/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,993/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,890/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,778Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
25%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
25%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life.23 responses
Poll
42%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.31 responses
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After Guilford College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
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I'm an adult student so I cannot comment on dorm conditions or anything like that. My experience with professors has been great! That's the key to success at Guilford and lots of other schools. Talk to advisors and other students to get a feel for various professors in whatever your major is, then take classes with the ones you feel you'll mesh well with. I would definitely choose this school again if I had it to do all over again. Class sizes are really small and we call professors by first names. Quakers are very unassuming people and don't go in much for flashiness or titles. I've learned so much in my time here and I can clearly see the difference in myself image and my entire thinking process since starting my college career here. They stress critical thinking and boy, do I think critically all the time now. This is a writing intensive school so if you don't like to write, or don't want to learn to write, you probably should go somewhere else!
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I attended Guilco in the nineties. I do not feel this college is for everyone. I did grow as a human being. In terms of academics, my experience bordered on the mediocre. I was an English major and some of the profs indulged in pet theories, or in arrogant teaching styles. Lee Johnson was the most solid teacher I had, as was Jeff Jeske. Dick Morton was a great man but what he talked about is anyone's guess. The former were concerned that you learned something and were proper teachers. Some of the profs unfortunately displayed the kind of academic arrogance that serves no one. Some of the profs were cool, kind, and down to earth. Guilco was the kind of overheated petri dish in which cliques magnify issues. A political environment. The ones best prepared for the real world became teachers or did the sports medicine program. In terms of English majors, unless you are going on to graduate school, I think the investment is poor. Guilco did teach me to think and write critically.
The college is divided into many differnet subgroups. You've got the Athletes, you've got the Social Justice Warriors, you've got the druggies, and then you've got everyone else, which is where I fit in. Honestly, if you don't fit into any of the first three categories, re-consider going here. I only went because they gave me a good scholarship, but my department is really ignored by the rest of campus. Computer Science at Guilford is a joke, and most of the students in my classes are Continuing Education students. The IT department locks down Guilford's internet, which leaves many programs unable to work as they cannot connect the their servers. IT refused to make any exceptions for students, even for students taking a Networking Class.